In 1619 a revelation about the Church of God in the last days was received by a Christian prophet and published by George Hawtin in England. We believe that this prophecy pertains to the New Covenant Church of God which has been raised up by Yahweh in the last days to effect the last gathering before the separation of the wheat (true Christians) from the tares (symbolic/nominal Christians).
Since this time many counterfeit Churches have arisen claiming to be the "end-time Church" with an exclusive manadate to represent God. All have appeared before their time and all have taught false doctrines mixed with the true. Three notable ones are Joseph Smith's Mormon Church, Charles T. Russel's Jehovah's Witnesses, and Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God. Armstrong's Church has shattered into a thousand factions and the other two are already shaking at their man-made and demon-inspired foundations.
The true end-time Church will arise in a way very different to these counterfeits. Soberly and prayerfully read through this prophecy and accompanying commentary and discern the Holy Spirit-inspired message for you.
The 1619 Prophecy
 "There shall be a total redemption by Christ."
 This is a hidden mystery not to be understood without the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
The one goal of both individual Christians as well as the collective Body of Christ is total redemption in Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Not only is this the goal put this prophecy categorically states that this shall happen at a future time. By implication, then, this was (in 1619) something that had not yet happened.
The fact that Christian denominations and sects have been arguing over when and how a believer is full redeemed is testimony enough of the confusion that prevails over this essential doctrine. What do you believe? Do you believe that you are fully saved [delivered from sin and hell] and sanctified [made holy and pure] from the moment you believe or do you believe that one or both of these are processes somehow coupled to obedience to the commandments and good works? Does your behaviour and life-style testify to the truthfulness of your claim or are you (knowingly or unknowingly) bearing false witness about yourself?
 The Holy Spirit [Ruach haQodesh] is at hand to reveal the same unto all holy seekers and loving enquirers.
 The completion of such a redemption is withheld and abstracted by the apocalyptical (or revelation) seals.
The truth about these vital questions can never be finally settled by scriptural debate or human reasoning. Theologians and scriptorians representing nearly every shade of opinion are able to wax eloquent in the art of verbal fencing. Hermes, the Greek god the mind and a demonic strongman (from which we get the word hermetic meaning 'airtight', the hermit [a person living in solitude], and hermeneutics [the science of interpreting the scriptures]) has done an excellent job in isolating people's minds in airtight boxes of personal philosophy making as many theologies as there are individuals. And whilst Hermeneutics in particular has some limited value, it has, in the absence of the Holy Spirit, been elevated to a position of virtual idolatry by men and women who think they can discern the mind and purposes of Yahweh-God by mere reason.
The truth is only ever made plain by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) to those who are earnest seekers, who are pure and filled with love. The key to understanding is therefore solely given to those who are pure, loving and open.
 Wherefore as the Spirit of God shall open seal after seal, so shall this redemption come to be revealed, both particularly and universally.  In the gradual opening of the mystery of redemption in Christ, doth consist the unsearchable wisdom of God; which may continually reveal new and fresh things to the worthy seeker.  In order to which the ark of the Testimony in Heaven shall be opened before the end of this age; and the living testimony herein contained shall be unsealed.
The doctrine of redemption is according to a gradual seven-fold opening or revealing as symbolised by the seven seals of the Book of Revelation.
 The presence of the Divine Ark will constitute the life of this Virgin church, and wherever this body is there must the ark of necessity be.  The unsealing of the Living Testimony with the Ark of God, must begin the promulgation of the everlasting gospel of the Kingdom.  The proclamation of the testimony will be as the sounding of a trumpet to "alarm" the nations of professed Christendom.  Authority shall be given by Christ to the putting an end to all controversies concerning the true church that is born of the New Jerusalem mother.  His decision will be the actual sealing of the body of Christ with the name (or authority) of God. Giving them a commission to act by the same.  This new Name (or Authority) will distinguish them from the seven thousand names of Babylon.
 The election and preparation of this Virgin Church is to be after a secret and hidden manner.  As David in his ministry was chosen and anointed by the prophet of the Lord; yet was not admitted to the outward profession of the Kingdom for a considerable time afterward.  Of the stem of David a virgin church, which hath known nothing of a man or human constitution, is to be born, and it will require some time for it to get out of the minority and arrive at full and mature age.  The birth of the Virgin Church was typified by St. John's vision where the great wonder appeared in Heaven, bringing forth her first born, that was caught up to the throne of God (or identified with the authority of God).  For as a virgin woman brought forth Christ after the flesh, so shall a virgin church bring forth the first born after the Spirit, who shall be endowed with the seven spirits of God.  This church so brought forth and sealed with the mark of Divine Authority, will have no bonds or impositions;  but The Holy Unction among these new born spirits will be all and all.
 There is not at this day (1619) visible upon the earth such a church; all profession being found light when weighed in the balances, therefore they are rejected by the supreme judge.  Which rejection will be for this cause that out of them may come a new and glorious church.  Then shall the glory of God and the Lamb so rest upon this tabernacle, so that it shall be called the Tabernacle of Wisdom, and though it is not now known in visibility, yet it shall be seen as coming out of the wilderness within a short time;  then will it go on to multiply and propagate itself universally, not only to the number of the first born but also the remnant of the seed, against whom the Dragon will make war continually.  Wherefore the spirit of David shall revive in this church and most especially in some elect members of it as the blossoming root.  These will have might given them to overcome the Dragon, and his angels, even as David overcame Goliath and the Philistine army.
 This will be the standing up of the great Prince Michael, and will be as the appearing of Moses against Pharaoh, in order that the chosen seed may be brought out of hard servitude.  Egypt doth figure this servile creation under which Abraham's seed groans, but a prophet, and the most prophetical generation will the Most High raise up who shall deliver His people by the force of spiritual arms;  for which there must be raised certain head powers to bear the first office, who are to be persons in favor with God whose dread and fear shall fall on all nations, visible and invisible because of the mighty acting power of the Holy Spirit which shall rest upon them:  for Christ will appear in some chosen vessels to bring into the Promised Land, the New Creation state.
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